Following the final EP on his Alphahouse imprint, Andrew Rasse aka Butane unveils his new Extrasketch imprint, kicking things off this July with three club-ready Tech House cuts in the form of his ‘Witness Protection’ EP.
The Witness Protection EP is out on Vinyl (mid July) / Digital (mid to late August).
Following the closure of his long running Alphahouse label this summer, new project and blank canvas Extrasketch will become Butane’s primary creative outlet from July onwards, signaling a fresh start from the San Francisco based talent. Limited edition vinyl runs will feature hand-drawn artwork unique to each release by Cape Town designer and DJ Bruno Morphet. Mastered at Curve Pusher in London, the series of Butane only productions are set to showcase not only a producer at the top of his game but also Rasse’s considerable abilities as a label owner to curate and educate within the realms of underground House and Techno.
“After nearly 15 years as a professional in this business, I recognise that everything was leading to this point. I’ve released my music on plenty of big labels, and I’m thankful for those opportunities, but I’ve come to peace with the idea that, as a label owner myself, I’m the single best custodian of my artistic vision. From this point onwards I will succeed solely on my own crazy ideas about what House and Techno music should look, feel and sound like.
Living in California, I’m removed from the influence and trends of New York, London and Berlin. I’m in my own creative world out here. Making music has always been about exploration for me, so lets see where this goes”. – Butane.
1. Drop Out
2. Rave Trash